Re: Religion and Politics: Iraqi Crisis
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 15:06
It is disgusting that the matter about gay rights is only being settled recently in Utah. They are behind and they are not the only ones.
nesgirl wrote:Unfortunately because of the Hippocratic oath, we aren't allowed to be spayed or neutered. Believe me I tried. We can get rid of all the STDs, but we don't need to reproduce either. As I said earlier, that puts too much strain on the female. And believe it or not, if a female never were to reproduce in her lifetime, she would live a heck of a lot longer. Cloning would allow the female to focus on other things that were necessary.
The Hippocratic oath is over two millennia old and it is there as a precautionary measure. Even if cloning becomes the norm as a way of propagating genes, by the way, someone still has to rear the offspring. The parents still have to focus on the young.
nesgirl wrote:Oh and believe me, if there was a dark war, and I was the "last female" on earth, and there was one other guy on earth, I would still be anti-romantic and would be telling that guy to either straighten out, or to take a hike. I would then spend part of my life working on a way to clone myself and immunizations, multiplying myself by cloning myself (I would succeed, as I can easily figure things out, as I would rather be on the titanic or cess cruise ship than resort to romance), and getting the guy to clone himself through that. We could even spice it up by mixing our DNA through the cloning and create unique clones. Then we'd have more. Now we have a purple flag on the earth and cloning rules the earth. And there is no need to reproduce, because I DON'T want to, and neither do the clones, and we just keep cloning ourselves. Even after he and I are gone, our clones rule an anti-romantic world.
What if your cloning experiments went wrong? What if you succeeded but the human product was destined to have a short lifespan where adulthood is not reached and there is not enough time for the clone to understand genetics? Don't you think your best bet would be to just have sex with the guy? This way you wouldn't have to rack your brain trying to figure out the successful bio-mechanics of agamogenesis. even if you gave cloning a shot, you would not be able to rule out sex as a contingency plan. Otherwise, what else do you have?
nesgirl wrote:There are very few relationships like yours, I hear very few. I read more relationships that end with financial issues, betrayal, abuse, or even have the husband/wife killing the other spouse, the rest of the family, and sometimes themselves. Also how do I know that maybe within 5-20 years, your relationship will actually remain that way? I've seen relationships last about 35 years, and they also end bitterly as well. My childhood next door neighbor was betrayed after a relationship of 30 years. It was horrible.
I'd like to think that me and my wife are reasonable enough to be a good match and work together as a unit for many years to come. If for some reason, after so many years, we decided to split, it would probably be on good terms and we'd come to an understanding. We'd still be able to say, "We had a good run," or "We had some great times" and we would always have something special in common: the children. She will always be the mother of my children.
nesgirl wrote:Taking out a loan is a VERY bad idea. Because many students find they cannot pay back the loan, and they have to declare bankruptcy because of it. I never take out loans. I work a job to pay for my classes. Like many students, if I can't afford to take a class that particular semester, I will take the semester off until I have enough in my budget to be able to pay for the semester. Many students go with this plan, and end up not having any financial trouble or debt in the end.
That is probably the best plan.
nesgirl wrote:As far as Greg goes...Have fun living in the homeless shelters Greg and Emma! You just ruined your lives. And there is no privacy.
Okay. Maybe they would be wise to slow down, focus on their careers first. And then... get married!
nesgirl wrote:Nothing is better than having a cat or a dog sleep with you. Or having a cat curled up on your lap or kneading you while you are watching TV or on the computer.
Ahem... speak for yourself. This is very subjective.
nesgirl wrote:You can talk to your cat or your dog at any time without fear of being criticized or argued against, and they will simply smile back, or they might even talk back in their own language.
I'm assuming you are using the words "smile" and "language" metaphorically, right? Cats and dogs don't smile back. They also don't have a language. This is simply a typical anthropological interpretation of their behaviour based on wishful thinking that disregards the truth about their ethology. They are indifferent to your ramblings. They do not really smile (they are not human and they have taken a different evolutionary path).
They are not capable of understanding what you say and cannot form opinions of their own to criticise or disagree. You are merely a reliable source of food and shelter to them. If they could think, have language, and self-awareness, it would probably go something like this: "This human...good...I get food...burglar hurting my human...bad."
nesgirl wrote:I would think you would at least have gotten a bit of a laugh out of that. Actually you told me to Lucid Dream about a deity, you didn't tell me which one. And promoting anti-romance on their butts/abdomins was a bonus. Then on the citizens they tried to rule over, which they quickly adopted after their deities ran away.
LOL! I'll have to take a closer look at that one!
Here is something that will be more relevant to the topic which will also relate to what you've said above:
The Islamic State could soon take over the city of Kobane. Turkey has tanks stationed near the hills on the border with Syria. Kurds say the time for Americans to strike and cooperate with them is now. They could defeat the Islamic State if they act now. Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, on Aljazeera, that Iran will supply military equipment to the Lebanese army for the first time so that these can effectively combat ISIL-affiliated groups near the Syrian border.
There are also weapons being supplied to the Shia group Hezbollah who is present in the area. The Lebanese are also fighting against the Nusra Front (rebel force). So far only the U.S. has supplied the Lebanese army with weapons. Kurdish forces in Iraq are reclaiming some territory. The Diyala province is in their control.
Go Kurdistan! In London, Kurds have been accused of being just as bad as IS. But they forget that hundreds of EDL members took to the streets ready to fight when Lee Rigby was murdered. What would they do if they were Kurds in the precarious situation of Iraq and Syria? Exactly! Protect their families by either fighting or running away! There is no option of just sitting idly by while the Islamic state ransack your town.
I watched a film starring George Clooney and Matt Damon today. It's called "Syriana." It depicts the oil interests of the United States in failed states of the Middle East. It also shows young Muslims being told about the "new faith" that must spread. These young boys are trained to become suicide bombers. They are indoctrinated into believing in the absolution of Islam. They are urged to remain virgins because fornication is a sin. They are told that this life means nothing and that the real one comes after death. All they have to do is take part in Jihad as soldiers of God. The reward to these sex-starved boys is the promise of virgins in a hedonistic heaven.
Virgins are being used for their Jihadist cause. Virgins are easily persuaded. They rush to carry out suicide-homicide attacks. How does that make you feel, nesgirl? Would you rather pick Allah over Eros?
You want female genital mutilation? Islam can remedy that. It has it all! Infibulation might be a more primitive way of preventing copulation but it is one of the methods that they employ without having to study genetics and having to devise a form of agamogenetic engineering. They seem to be pretty good at decapitating infidels who led sex lives though!
If they could come up with a genetic solution, the irony they would fail to see is this: they would be undoing God's work (according to their interpretation) and would be improving it in their eyes (despite excising the sin of fornication once and for all, the sin of blasphemy would be committed for how could they know better than their Lord?)
In the eyes of God, one can never do the right thing.
Here is a video showing Alawites, regarded by ISIS as "kafirs," displeased with dictator Bashar al-Assad's sinking ship: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/10/03/For-first-time-Syria-s-Alawites-protest-against-the-regime.html
This is Hillary Clinton in a public critique of President Obama:
“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad—there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle—the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled."